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Social Entrepreneurship—Creating Sustainable Solutions to Tackle Social, Environmental, and Health Challenges

ANHW and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program at Harvard sponsor a presentation by Dr. Teresa Chahine, Social Entrepreneurship Program Leader at the Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The Harvard College Women's Center is a co-sponsor.

Dr. Chahine’s topic is “Building Social Ventures: 12 Steps Towards Creating Sustainable Change.”

Her recent book (2016) is entitled Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship.

The talk, free of charge, is open to all alumnae/alumni, students, faculty, staff, and administrators, as well as the interested public, on

Wednesday, March 8, 5:30 p.m., Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard (location to be fully confirmed).

Dr. Chahine states that her “two passions are sustainable development and social entrepreneurship,” conducted under corporate, non-profit, or government auspices.

On the grassroots level, Teresa spends most of her time in her home country of Lebanon, where she launched Alfanar in 2012. Alfanar is a venture philanthropy organization supporting social entrepreneurs in Lebanon and Egypt since 2004. Today she serves as Alfanar's innovation advisor, working to build external partnerships and collaborations; and learning from best practices of other grassroots organizations around the world. To learn more about her work and how you can get involved, visit and Connect @teresachahine




Earlier Event: February 16
Book Reading